10 Things to Know for Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today...
1. MAN WITH STOLEN PASSPORT ON JET WAS ASYLUM SEEKER One of the two men traveling on a missing Malaysia Airlines jet with a stolen passport was a 19-year-old Iranian man believed to be trying to migrate to Germany, and had no terror links. MALAYSIA-PLANE
2. A SOLEMN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE IN JAPAN Three years ago, an earthquake and tsunami left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing and triggered a nuclear crisis. JAPAN-TSUNAMI
3. WHAT GARNERED A RARE UNANIMOUS VOTE IN THE U.S. SENATE The chamber voted 97-0 for a bipartisan plan to fight sexual assault in the military, including scrapping the "good soldier defense." MILITARY-SEXUAL ASSAULTS
4. NEXT STEPS IN ARMY GENERAL'S SEX ASSAULT CASE His lawyers will decide whether to submit a new plea-bargain proposal, after the judge said the military may have improperly pushed the trial forward. ARMY GENERAL-SEX CHARGES
5. 'FATAL VISION' AUTHOR JOE MCGINNISS DIES AT 71 He had inoperable prostate cancer, and was working on a book about his illness. OBIT-JOE MCGINNISS
6. WHY A JUDGE IS STOPPING NSA RECORDS DESTRUCTION Millions of telephone records collected by the government are being preserved so an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against the agency can proceed. NSA RECORDS-LAWSUITS
7. THE DEBATE OVER DRONES: USEFULNESS VS. PRIVACY More than 35 states are considering legislation this year, while many also try to lure the unmanned aircraft industry. DRONE RESTRICTIONS
8. HOW PIT BULLS GOT AN IMAGE MAKEOVER Animal activists and some TV shows are portraying the "pits" more positively. Now, a number of states are stepping back from their previous bans. PIT BULLS-RETHINKING BANS
9. FOUR-TIME IDITAROD CHAMP ENDS QUEST In a stunning reversal, weather forces Jeff King to drop out of the sled-dog race about 25 miles from the finish line. IDITAROD
10. NHL GAME CALLED OFF WHEN PLAYER FALLS ILL Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley is in stable condition after suffering a heart problem and collapsing on the bench during a game against Columbus. STARS-PEVERLEY COLLAPSES
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